Tenerife: green catamaran trip from Puerto Colón to watch whales and dolphins

Experience a boat trip along the south coast of Tenerife with whale and dolphin watching aboard a sailing catamaran with an eco-friendly concept (small footprint thanks to an electric propulsion system) and modern underwater microphones to listen to the whale songs. Two tours are available from Puerto Colón: 3 or 5 hours. Each tour includes a swimming break, snacks and drinks.

  • Tour / activity duration: depending on selection
  • Languages: German, English, Spanish
  • Transfer: no, not included
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3 hour catamaran tour whales and dolphins from Puerto Colón INFO

  • Sailing catamaran tour from Puerto Colón - 3 hours - per person (age 12+)45.-€
  • Sailing catamaran tour from Puerto Colón - 3 hours - per person (ages 3-11)28.-€
  • Sailing catamaran tour from Puerto Colón - 3 hours - per person (ages 0-2)3.-€

5 hour catamaran tour whales and dolphins from Puerto Colón INFO

  • Sailing catamaran tour from Puerto Colón - 5 hours - per person (age 12+)57.-€
  • Sailing catamaran tour from Puerto Colón - 5 hours - per person (ages 3-11)35.-€
  • Sailing catamaran tour from Puerto Colón - 5 hours - per person (ages 0-2)3.-€
Whale watching aboard eco-catamaran

Overview / General Information

Costa Adeje: Whale and dolphin watching aboard a sailing catamaran

See and hear whales and dolphins in their natural environment off the south coast of Tenerife. Catamaran tour with a green concept from Puerto Colón for 3 or 5 hours, each with swimming and snorkelling breaks. The longer excursion leads up to the cliffs of Los Gigantes and into the calm bay of masca. You sail on this excursion whenever the wind allows it. And if there is a calm, you will sail across the Atlantic in an environmentally friendly way. The comfortable and modern boat with the blue flag is battery powered and does not use fossil fuels. The following applies to both tours:


  • Capacity: 74 persons + Crew
  • Duration: upon your choice
  • Months: possible all-year
  • Languages: English, Spanish
  • Pick-up not included


  • Skipper, swim stop(s), drinks, bar / cafeteria on board, toilet on board

Option 1: Tenerife south coast: Catamaran tour with whale watching

Starting from Puerto Colón, you sail with the catamaran along the south coast of Tenerife. During the 3-hour excursion we will see and hear whales and dolphins. This is made possible by a modern system of underwater microphones, which take the sound of the sea directly on board. There will also be live commentary from the captain while you relax on board. Also included during this catamaran tour is a swimming break, for which we will head for a bay with crystal clear water.


  • Duration: ~ 3 hours
  • Departure times: Monday / Tuesday / Thursday / Friday / Saturday at 10:30 am I 2:00 pm


  • Catering: Assorted snacks, fresh fruit and drinks

Option 2: Tenerife south coast: Catamaran tour with whale watching, Los Gigantes & Masca

If you want to spend a little more time on the water, book the 5 hour catamaran tour from Puerto Colón. From there you will go whale and dolphin hunting off the south coast. The underwater microphones on board the catamaran will allow you to listen to the sounds of the sea and, with a bit of luck, the songs of the whales. We visit the spectacular cliffs of Los Gigantes and anchor in the quiet bay of Masca for swimming and snorkeling. Included in the price on board are paella, red and green mojo, fresh fruit and drinks (wine, beer, water and soft drinks).


  • Duration: ~ 5 hours
  • Hours: 10:30 AM - 3:30 PM
  • Days: Wednesday, Friday, Sunday


  • Catering: paella, red and green mojo, fresh fruit and drinks (wine, beer, water and soft drinks)
Important information

Please bring along:

Swimwear, towel, sunglasses, sun blocker, camera, small travel pharmacy (just in case)

Detailed description

Costa Adeje: Eco-friendly catamaran tour from Puerto Colón to watch whale and dolphin in Tenerife

The south coast of Tenerife is known worldwide as an important whale and dolphin hotspot. The waters between Tenerife and La Gomera are home to many different species, from bottlenose dolphins to pilot whales. The animals find here not only pleasant temperatures and respectable depths of up to 2400 meters, but also sufficient food. For a short moment we want to dive into this wonderful world with our green catamaran tour from Puerto Colón. We do not only want to see the dolphins and whales but also want to hear them. Thanks to the underwater microphones that send the signals on board, there is a good chance to listen to the whales singing.

A sighting of whales and dolphins cannot always be guaranteed for the boat trips off Tenerife's south coast, but the chances of meeting one of the dolphin schools or whale families are very high. We generally approach marine mammals with respect and consideration. The Tenerife catamaran sails under blue flag, is certified and has an electric propulsion system that is always used when the Atlantic Ocean is calm. But in general we sail whenever the wind allows it. In this way we avoid fossil fuels and reduce our footprint.

This applies to each of our sustainable catamaran tours on Tenerife. With the most experienced captains and safety as our motto, we quietly cruise the coastal waters. At the same time, this dolphin tour on Tenerife is intended to give guests a wonderful time at sea. We sail all year round on two courses: for 3 or 5 hours. Both whale watching catamaran tours along the spectacular coast of this island are an incomparable experience. The shorter of the two tours takes us directly to a beautiful bay for swimming after visiting the whales and dolphins. On this trip a small snack and drinks (beer, water, wine) are included.

The 5-hour catamaran tour from Puerto Colón also takes us first into the whale and dolphin waters off the south coast, before we head off to Los Gigantes. Enjoy the view of this unique scenery with the second highest cliff in Europe. We will anchor in a quiet bay off Masca and spend the time swimming and snorkeling. On board we will serve snacks and drinks as well as a typical paella. After a relaxing time at sea we will return to Puerto Colón.


Valid on the reserved day or for 12 months after date of purchase if no date has been selected. You will receive the tour operator's details with the purchased ticket. Attention: reservation is required! The reservation can be made through sunbonoo as part of the booking process or later by contacting the tour operator directly via phone or email.

Customer Reviews Costa Adeje: Whale and dolphin watching aboard a sailing catamaran

Family-A wrote on Oct 17, 2021
Overall rating
100 von 100


As a family, we have made several sailing trips on Tenerife and can only rave about this 3 hour tour. It was just perfect. The crew took great care of the guests. There was a small overview of the tour (2 languages Spanish, English) and while we were sailing they were informed about the area and the whales. In the observation area itself it became very quiet when the first dorsal fins could be seen. The captain calmly steered the boat towards the whales so that we could take great photos and videos. We could also hear the animals through the board speakers. A crew member then explained some nice details about the whales. After the observation, drinks (freshly tapped beer, sparkling wine, water, lemonade) and baguettes / fruit were served by the crew and an area for swimming and snorkeling was headed for. In addition, relaxed music played. Last but not least, we headed back along the coast to the harbor. We felt very well looked after. The number of guests and the relaxed atmosphere were very pleasant. Should we ever be in Tenerife again, we will definitely book the 5 hour option! Hope to see you soon


Wir haben als Familie mehrere Segel-Törns auf Teneriffa gemacht und können von dieser 3 Stunden Tour nur schwärmen. Es war einfach perfekt.

Die Crew hat sich ganz toll um die Gäste gekümmert. Es gab eine kleine Übersicht über die Tour (2-sprachig spanisch, englisch) und während wir segelten wurde über das Gebiet und über die Wale informiert.

Im Beobachtungsgebiet selbst wurde es dann mucksmäuschenstill, als dann die ersten Rückenflossen zu sehen waren. Der Kapitän steuerte das Boot ruhig an die Wale heran, so dass wir tolle Fotos und Videos machen konnten. Über die Board-Lautsprecher konnten wir die Tiere auch hören. Ein Crew-Mitglied erklärte im Anschluss nochmals ganz nette Details über die Wale.

Nach der Beobachtung wurden Getränke (frisch gezapftes Bier, Sekt, Wasser, Limos) und Baguettes/Obst von der Crew serviert und ein Gebiet zum Schwimmen und Schnorcheln angesteuert. Dazu lief entspannte Musik.

Zu guter Letzt steuerten wir wieder an der Küste entlang zum Hafen. Wir fühlten uns sehr gut betreut. Die Anzahl der Gäste und der entspannte Umgang waren sehr angenehm.
Sollten wir mal wieder auf Teneriffa sein, werden wir auf jeden Fall die 5 stündige Option buchen! Hoffentlich bis bald
Horst L. Marienborn wrote on Feb 4, 2020
Overall rating
100 von 100

Option 2: grandiose cruise

5 hours of pure vacation. Great catamaran. Singing the whales: Extraordinary!

Option 2: Grandioser Törn

5 Stunden Urlaub pur. Toller Katamaran. Gesang der Wale: Extraordinär!
Franziska Brandner aus V. wrote on Jan 14, 2020
Overall rating
80 von 100

The south coast is worth seeing.

A few dolphins were also heard. The whole tour was a bit too loud for me.

Die Südküste ist sehenswert.

Auch ein paar Delfine waren zu hören. Die gesamte Tour war mir etwas zu laut.

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